New Opportunities

  • The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)

    The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) is a library that serves New Jersey residents of all ages (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a visual impairment.  We offer no cost delivery of an Audiobook player, headset, Audiobooks, Audio & Braille Magazines, Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD) and Braille Books. 

    Volunteer opportunities include (18+): 

    • Clerical support, data entry, scanning and assemble postal mailings.   
    • Prepare audiobooks for circulation by pulling cards, applying labels and prepare for processing.   
    • Pick and sort audio books, requires moderate activity, standing, the ability to push a cart up to 100+ pounds on wheels, remove audiobooks from shelving to cart and process audiobooks for recording.   
    • Pack audiobook recalls by scanning and boxing for mail, requires lifting up to 15 pounds per box.   
    • Two Offsite Events: 
    • Annual TBBC Golf Classic volunteer on or off the golf course.  We are always seeking new Committee Members to join our growing event.   
    • Biennial Fall Festival necessitates sighted guides for our patrons during the day’s event.   

    If you would like to join a vibrant group of volunteers and staff, contact Linda Cerce at 800-792-8322 ext. 835, lcerce@njstatelib.org.  Website www.njstatelib.org/tbbc 

      

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  • Help Your Community Take Charge of its Health

    Help Your Community Take Charge of its Health

    Burlington County RSVP is proud to announce three health related programs, for which we are recruiting volunteers. Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. Our programs help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs. Mutual support and success builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

    Chronic Pain Self-Management and Chronic Disease Self-Management meet one time/week for 6 weeks.  Fit & Strong! is an award-winning, multi-component, evidence-based physical activity program for older adults. This eight-week program targets older adults with osteoarthritis and has demonstrated significant functional and physical activity improvements in this population.

    If you are 55 + years of age, and would like to learn more or receive free training to lead these classes, please contact RSVP at rsvpoff@rcbc.edu or call 856-222-9311 x 1583.  Membership and training FREE!

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  • Learn how to become an Advocate for abused and neglected children in Burlington County.

    Learn how to become an Advocate for abused and neglected children in Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Countiesis currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.  CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the family court judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system. The program will hold information sessions on September 5 at 10 AM, September 11 at 5 PM, October 3 at 10 AM and October 9 at 5 PM..  The sessions are less than one hour and are held at the Mt. Holly office, 100 High Street, Suite 301. For more information, contact Harry Cassidy at 609 265 2222 or sign up for a session at www.casaMB.org.  

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  • Acacia Hospice

    Acacia Hospice is a small non-profit end of life care organization located in Burlington County and serving patients and their families across the region. Our volunteers are treasured members of our hospice family and we are incredibly grateful for the love and support they bring to our work. We are always looking for community members who want to take part in the care we provide and there are many ways to do so. We are on the lookout for Patient & Family Support Volunteers to serve as companions to patients and their families, Administrative Support volunteers to help with a number of office and organizational projects, Pet Therapy volunteers who would like to bring their certified animals to brighten our patients’ lives, Music Therapy volunteers to play and sing with those we serve, and Veteran volunteers who want to support other veterans who are receiving end-of-life care. Additionally, we are always looking for crafty folk who like to sew, crochet, and knit to help make quilts and blankets for our patients. We provide training, an amazingly supportive team environment, and lots of gratitude. Thank you for considering us! If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Acacia, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 609.589.4072 or email ewolf@njmasonic.org. Our website is: www.acaciahospice.org

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  • Give a Child the Confidence Needed to Succeed Now - August 17 - OAKSINTCARE.ORG Operation Fill-A-Backpack

    Give a Child the Confidence Needed to Succeed
    Now - August 17 - OAKSINTCARE.ORG
    Operation Fill-A-Backpack

    Before we know it, summer will be over and it will be "Back to School" time! Children throughout the community will pick out new pencils, notebooks, binders and more for their first day of school. When children return to school without these basic school supplies, it can have a devastating impact on their education. Unfortunately, many parents of children in Oaks Integrated Care programs cannot afford new backpacks and basic school supplies for the upcoming school year. These essential items will give a child hope and the confidence needed to start the school year off on the right foot!

    https://oaksintcare.org/event/operation-fill-a-backpack/…

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  • Make Clay Heart Keepsakes for Hospice Families

    Make Clay Heart Keepsakes for Hospice Families

    Your heart can touch someone else's heart... Support Samaritan's families by making mini clay hearts for our staff to share as part of a ritual with our families who just lost their loved one on Samaritan’s services.

    The hearts are inside blue velour bags with a beautiful verse to go along with it. The hearts are placed in the caregiver’s hand to honor and memorialize the patient. Check out this video: https://youtu.be/uMxMMVrQwu0

    Make as many as you like - once or ongoing. Service hours awarded. Supplies NOT provided.

    Hearts may be dropped off or mailed to Samaritan's administrative office: Sharon Wenner, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053

    Supplies Needed:

    Sculpey Clay
    1.5" mini Heart Cutters - smooth edges only (no flutes/ruffles, etc.)

    Instructions:

    1. Make hearts 1/4" thick - durability is better than quantity; if they are too thin, they will break.

    2. Marble colors

    No solid-colored hearts
    No military or camouflage patterns - staff cannot see what heart is in the gift bag so they need to be for anyone.
    Use colors that go together (for instance, no hearts with just green and orange)
    Use black and dark brown clay sparingly.

    3. Press clay out and cut out with 1.5" mini heart cookie cutter; check your cutter hinge - some hearts may cause clay to have rough notches near point of heart, please smooth out before baking

    4. Bake at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4". The hearts don’t spread like cookies, so you can load the tray.

    Let cool, and you're done!
    Do NOT coat with any type of glaze or spray as it interacts with the clay and becomes tacky in the heat.

    Thank you so very much for sharing your heart!

    Clay Hearts

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  • Hug Wraps

    Hug Wraps are a hospital gown alternative for cancer patients to wear to various treatments. The wraps were designed by Brenda Jones who was undergoing daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. Now they are made for patients with all types of cancer.

    Hug Wrap Sewing Volunteers meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Olde City Quilts 339 High Street Burlington, NJ 10:30-3 pm. In addition to sewing help, we are in need volunteers with the skills listed Website maintenance & updating; computer input; PR & Marketing; Strategic Planning Fundraising; Graphic Design; and Social Media ~Community Service Hours~ We welcome students that are in need of fulfilling community service hours. College students...Intern Opportunities Available (unpaid) -Junior Volunteers must be of High School age: (13 years of age or older) Contact us via email: hugwraps@yahoo.com, Brenda Jones www.hugwraps.org  - 501 c (3) organization.

     

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  • Trail Conservancy - Volunteers Needed

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy - Volunteers Needed
    https://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/volunteer
    A life-changing trail with life-changing opportunities
    More than 6,000 volunteers contribute more than 250,000 hours each year to keep the A.T.
    available for all to use. Volunteers are active in all aspects of Trail work, from basic maintenance to major projects, such as building bridges and shelters and relocating sections of the A.T.

    Though Trail maintainers are perhaps the most visible, volunteers also participate in many other activities, from outreach to Trail management.

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  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy - Volunteers Needed

    A life-changing trail with life-changing opportunities

    More than 6,000 volunteers contribute more than 250,000 hours each year to keep the A.T. 
    available for all to use. Volunteers are active in all aspects of Trail work, from basic maintenance to major projects, such as building bridges and shelters and relocating sections of the A.T. 
    Though Trail maintainers are perhaps the most visible, volunteers also participate in many other activities, from outreach to Trail management.

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  • Ending Domestic Violence Begins With You Volunteer Today With the Burlington County Domestic Violence Response Team

    Ending Domestic Violence Begins With You

    Volunteer Today

    With the Burlington County Domestic Violence Response Team

     

    PURPOSE:

    To help victims of domestic violence in our communities by providing early intervention services.

     

    APPLICANTS MUST BE:

    * 18 years of age,

    * Have access to transportation,

    * Possess a valid driver’s license,

    * Be willing to serve a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month,

    * Submit to background investigations, including fingerprinting, and

    * Undergo a 40-hour training process.

     

     

    TRAINING:

     

    Volunteers will receive 40-hr training on domestic violence and local resources that includes:

    * Resources for victims

    * Dynamics of abuse

    * How to assist a victim

     

    Training will be conducted by Providence House of Catholic Charities starting September 8, 2018. Training nights will be Thursdays from 6-9:30pm and three Saturday classes. You must apply for a position as a volunteer prior to training.

     

    Please call for more information:

    Kim Jewitt, DVRT Specialist

    Providence House, Burlington Domestic Violence Services

    Phone: 856-824-0599 ex. 8606

    E-mail: kjewitt@cctrenton.org

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  • American Cancer Society Volunteer drivers are needed for the Road To Recovery program.

    American Cancer Society

    I VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE, BUT I’M THE ONE WHO GETS THE PICK-ME-UP.

    Volunteer drivers are needed for the Road To Recovery program.

    Transportation can be one of a cancer patient’s biggest roadblocks to treatment. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. 
    For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride.

    A willingness to help
    Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. 
    Family and friends may help, but over the course of several months, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride. 
    That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community, and an inspiration to a volunteer. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate. How it works
    To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role.
    Drivers need:

    P A good driving record
    P A current driver’s license
    P Proof of adequate automobile insurance
    P Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
    P Schedule availability
    P Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
    *Additional screening and training will be required be required; contact us for more details

    To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role.

    Drivers need:
    P A good driving record
    P A current driver’s license
    P Proof of adequate automobile insurance
    P Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
    P Schedule availability
    P Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
    *Additional screening and training will be required be required; contact us for more details.

    Volunteer now, and help give patients a much-needed ride. You
    might be surprised by the pick-me-up you get in return.
    For more information, visit the American Cancer Society website
    at cancer.org/drive or call us at 1-800-227-2345.
     

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  • Komaza

    Komaza ,  501c 3  organization, located in Burlington County, needs 4 male and 4 females for a summer camp program.Volunteers will need to be energetic, need little physical accommodations and able to pass criminal background check.
    Visit their website or call (609)451-6280.

    Komaza’s vision is to create a better community by impacting the lives of the youth today . We expand youth’s horizons by offering educational, social, and mental support to the young under privileged and under-served population. We believe changing the lives of children today will make a stronger community for generations to come. 

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  • The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ) - Volunteer Needs

    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER INTERN – Volunteer Needed

    The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ), an all-volunteer, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is Educational, Supportive and Social, is seeking a Volunteer Social Media Manager Intern to update and maintain social media content on various platforms. Experience with Instagram and graphics/web design is a plus. The Social Media Manager will report directly to the VP of Operations and Volunteer Coordinator.

    Essential qualifications include:

    · Understanding of VSSJ’s mission and passion to expand the Vegan/Vegetarian community

    · Experience creating and maintaining various social media platforms

    · Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

    · Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task when needed

    This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to expand their experience in the nonprofit field. Position is based from home or office, so no travel is required. Interested candidates should email Volunteer Coordinator Will Bancroft: njvegetarians@gmail.com.

     

    ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – Volunteer Needed

    The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ), an all-volunteer, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is Educational, Supportive and Social, is seeking an Assistant Volunteer Coordinator to manage communication and logistical support with its volunteer force, particularly with event staffing/scheduling and follow-up with new volunteers.

    Essential qualifications include:

    • Understanding of VSSJ’s mission and passion to expand the Vegan/Vegetarian community
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, adhering to deadlines
    • Proficiency with email, Microsoft Office, social media platforms, etc.

    This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to expand their experience in the nonprofit field. Position is based from home or office, so no travel is required. Interested candidates should email Volunteer Coordinator Will Bancroft: njvegetarians@gmail.com 

     

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  • Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties

    Learn how to become an Advocate for abused and neglected children in Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the family court judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system. The program will hold information sessions on April 11 at 10 AM, April 17 at 5 PM, May 9 at 10 AM and May 8 at 5 PM. The sessions are less than one hour and are held at the Mt. Holly office, 100 High Street, Suite 301. For more information, contact Harry Cassidy at 609 265 2222 or sign up for a session at www.casaMB.org.

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  • Riverside Public Library - Volunteers Needed Ages 18 and Over

    Riverside Public Library is in need of volunteers age 18 and over. The library is located at 10 Zurbrugg Way, Riverside NJ.

    Hours of operation are: 

    Monday 12-5 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm; Tuesday 12 to 5 pm; Wednesday 10 to 5 pm; Thursday 12 to 5 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm; Saturday 10 to 2 pm.

    Duties and responsibilities would include dispensing/putting away DVD's, organizing shelves, putting away books, completing the pull lists, making calls, keeping areas organized and helping patrons. Any amount of time that you can give would be appreciated!  If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at 856-461-6922 or stop in and fill out a volunteer form. 

     

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  • Regal Heart Hospice

    Regal Heart Hospice agency is currently seeking compassionate volunteers to join our team!  Volunteers will provide support and companionship to hospice patients and their families as well as office clerical duties. We will provide Orientation and training. Please call Kim Willis at 856-854-0565

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  • The Fatherhood Connection

    The Fatherhood Connection Inc. is a 501(c)(3) faith-based, nonprofit organization of men and women who recognize the value of fatherhood.  Our aim is to improve the well-being of children by getting fathers to financially support and actively participate in raising their children.  Our services are for parents with CP&P and court-involved issues.  We provide Supervised Visitation, Guard BIP (Batterer Intervention Program), parenting classes, Parent Place (a Parenting Support group), and we have several events throughout the year that are designed to give fathers an opportunity to spend time with their children.

    Volunteers are needed for the Supervised Visitation program, and the Parent Place support group.  Supervised Visitation is a weekly program and refers to contact between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third person responsible for observing and seeking to ensure the safety of those involved.  Volunteers are needed as monitors.  The duties of the monitors are to watch the interaction, listen to the conversation between parent and child, and make note of their observation.  The visits are for one hour weekly and training will be provided. 

    The Parent Place support group is new, (free and open to the public) and is in need of a group facilitator and co-facilitator.  Parent Place is a support group where parents meet twice a month to help each other with family and life issues.  Parent Place is not group therapy.  It is positive guided discussions led by family advocates and parents helping parents work through difficulties.  Human services or social work experience would be helpful, but not necessary.  However, a positive attitude and compassion for the human experience is a must have. 

    The building location for services is the Kennedy Center, 429 JFK Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046.  Volunteers may apply online at http://www.fathersandchildren.org/volunteer-opportunities.html l or call (609) 877-1638 and say I'd like to be a volunteer.  Thank you for helping us help our families. 

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  • New Jersey State House Hosts Volunteer Training

    Share the History and Heritage of the New Jersey State House

    Share the history and heritage of one of the oldest capitols in our country.  Be a Volunteer Tour Guide!   Training begins this spring.  Contact Carol Rogers, Tour Guide Liaison at crogers@njleg.org or call 609-847-3150.   

    New Jersey State House Hosts Volunteer Training

    The New Jersey State House Tour Program seeks individuals who enjoy history, civics and have an appreciation of art and architecture to conduct tours of one of the nation's oldest state capitols.  If this describes you, please contact Carol Rogers, Tour Guide Liaison at crogers@njleg.org or call 609-847-3150.  Training begins this spring.

    Guides lead tours focusing on the legislative process and the building's history and architecture.  No experience is necessary.  You should be comfortable speaking to groups and enjoy meeting people from around the globe.

    The Tour Program is coordinated by the Office of Public Information - Office of Legislative Services, a nonpartisan support agency for the New Jersey Legislature

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  • Life Ties, Inc. - T.I.L.T. (Teenage Independent Living Training) Mentoring Services

    Life Ties, Inc. is proud to announce the launching of a new component of itd  program, T.I.L.T. (Teenage Independent Living Training) Mentoring services.  This program targets youth both males and females between the ages of 14-21, that are involved with DCPP (Department of Child Protection and Permanency) and CSOC (Children’s System of Care).  Youth are matched with mentors who provide guidance, builds trust, and models positive behavior.  Mentors understand his/her role in the life of a mentee and can help build the youth’s character by developing positive long-lasting relationships. The mentor will engage in building a nurturing relationship with youth through social activities such as: ð Job Shadowing ð Exploring Post-secondary institutions ðParticipating in recreational activities ðExploring career paths ðOpportunities to participate in volunteer activities ð Mentoring youth through places of worship. Currently seeking additional volunteers to mentor our youth.  If you would like to become a mentor and believe you could positively transform the life of a youth, please feel free to contact us. Robin Wilkins, Program Director, 609-671-0040 -  Tameeka Picou, Mentor Coordinator, 609-671-0040

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  • Burlington County Superior Court - Greeter Program Needs Volunteers

    The Greeter program allows members of the community to participate in greeting and directing court users.  Under the direction of court staff, volunteers are equipped to answer questions and provide assistance both in person or by phone, serving as a central welcome/information center for the court complex or a specific division.  Volunteers may also maintain and distribute informational brochures or relevant forms regarding court services as well as assist with tasks such as, but not limited to:  data entry and look ups, filing, sorting and distributing mail, and making photocopies.  Volunteers will gain a broad insight and knowledge of the court system and county offices.  Flexible volunteer schedules are available. Call 609-518-2511.

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  • Volunteer positions available at Virtua Memorial Hospital

    Volunteer positions available at Virtua Memorial Hospital

     Get Well Network Ambassador

    Orient customers (patients) to Virtua in-patient computer system

          Good communication skills

           Interpersonal skills

           Basic computer skills

     

    Same Day Surgery Greeter/Concierge

          Provide hospitality and general information to patients and families

          Excellent people skills

          Provide wheelchair assistance

          Must be able to communicate with patients/families in a calm manner

     

    Greeter/Rounder Emergency Room

           Greets families and patients/provides comfort care and emotional support

           Interpersonal and communication skills

           Stand for long periods of time

           Provides wheelchair assistance 

     

    Volunteer Assistant – Nuclear Med

             Involves high patient interaction

             Pushing wheelchairs

     

    Medical Records Volunteer – Virtua Homecare

           Good telephone etiquette

           Willing to make phone calls

           Good communication skills

     

    Physical Therapy – Mt. Holy Center

         General office tasks

           Wheelchair assistance

           Must be able to reach and bend       

             

     

    If you are interested and would like more information, please call Volunteer Services at Virtua Memorial Hospital…609-914-7073     

     

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  • New Jersey Orators, Inc.

    New Jersey Orators, Inc. (www.oratorsinc.org) is a 30-year old non-profit youth organization serving annually over 250 youth in eight counties throughout New Jersey, including chapters in Burlington County. Its mission is to teach the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, reading and media arts literacy, and life skills to youth from 7 to 18 years of age in preparation for college. We host four competitions during the school calendar year to provide an opportunity for our students to hone their public speaking and oratorical skills amongst their peers in a safe environment. New Jersey Orators needs volunteers at our local Burlington County Chapter as coaches and educational administrators as well as at our four statewide competitions as Competition Assistants in the Tally Room assisting with validating the Judges’ scores and entering data into our computer database. For more information about the organization and to join this opportunity to help young people, please feel free to contact me at 732-259-9139 or by email esamuels20@gmail.com

     

     

     

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  • Parents Anonymous Parent Stressline/Family Helpline Volunteer

    Parents Anonymous volunteers give four hours of their time per week to take calls on the Parents Anonymous Parent Stressline/Family Helpline. Callers include parents under stress and in crisis, teens that think they may be pregnant, professionals and others interested in learning about Parents Anonymous. A training course is provided. Calls may be taken from one's own home with the use of a call diverter.

    Parents Anonymous® Support Group Facilitator

    Parent support group facilitators are individuals with training or experience in a helping profession. The facilitator acts as a role model and support person to the Parent Group Leader, a group member. PA Parent Support Group Facilitators donate approximately four hours per week to meet with parents under stress, and take occasional crisis calls or calls of inquiry. Training, supervision, and on-going support provided.

    Parents Anonymous® H.O.P.E.S. Group Facilitator

    (Healing Ourselves Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually)

    H.O.P.E.S. is a support group for individuals who have experienced the trauma of childhood abuse. Group members may or may not be parents. The H.O.P.E.S. facilitator should have some experience working in the field of child sexual abuse. The H.O.P.E.S. Facilitator gives approximately four hours per week to meet with the group and receive calls from potential group members.

    PA Student Internship Program

    Parents Anonymous® accepts students from local colleges and universities to participate in the PA Student Internship Program. Students have the opportunity to experience the workings of a community-based agency and may work in their preferred area of the PA Program. Not only do students reap the benefits of volunteerism; they receive valuable on-the-job training in a forefront agency and possible credit toward graduation.

    Child Care Volunteers

    Childcare volunteers provide nurturing groups for children while their parents attend the PA Parent Support Group. These special volunteers make it possible for parents with limited resources to attend a group in their community. PA asks for a one-year commitment from childcare volunteers.

    Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. Office Volunteers

    PA uses volunteers for office projects such as target mailings, conferences, trainings and general office work.

    127 Route 206 S, Suite 10, Trenton, NJ 08610 / 1-800-843-5437 / www.pa-of-nj.org

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  • The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project - Needs Volunteer Presenters

    The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project
    For more information about The Pillowcase Project and to volunteer as a presenter contact: Stephanie Magee, Pillowcase Project Coordinator, at 856.256.8300 x22 or Stephanie.Magee@redcross.org.  - http://www.redcross.org/nj/camden/programs-services/pillowcase-project

    The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness.

     

  • Judiciary in Burlington County Seeks Guardianship Monitoring Volunteers

    Volunteers in Burlington County are needed to help ensure that incapacitated adults under court-authorized guardianships are treated with dignity and respect. Volunteers for the Judiciary’s Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) are vital to achieving both court oversight and protection of incapacitated adults, while also assisting guardians in their sometimes difficult role.

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced the program in January 2013, saying, "We need a host of volunteers to help ensure that individuals who cannot take care of themselves are not taken advantage of by others. Please step forward to help us achieve that noble aim."

    Volunteers will spend six to12 hours a month working in the county surrogate’s office during business hours. Volunteers will help establish a statewide guardianship system and review documents from guardians regarding the physical and/or financial well-being of the adult deemed incapacitated by the court.

    All volunteers must be comfortable using computers and should have some experience and/or interest in reading and understanding legal and/or financial documents. Individuals who are able to focus and capture pertinent details of filings and integrate these into the court software; or people with a background or experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, or other related areas are encouraged to apply. Training is provided for all volunteers.

    All GMP volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, and must agree to comply with the Code of Conduct for Judiciary Volunteers. They are asked to commit to serve for at least one year. Candidates will be interviewed for details about their experience and background. Selected candidates will be fingerprinted and must satisfactorily pass a criminal history background check.

    Interested candidates can access the volunteer application at www.njcourts.com/guardianship. The completed application should be submitted to the address listed for the appropriate county www.njcourts.com/volunteer.

    Questions can be sent to njguardianship.mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.

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  • uVolunteer

    uVolunteer is a fast-growing international volunteer organization with operations in Ghana, Thailand, and Costa Rica. Consider volunteering with us as we rescue turtles in Costa Rica, teach English in Thailand, and help improve orphanages in Ghana.  As opposed to our competitors, we purposely limit our opportunities to three countries in order to provide you with the most organized, efficient, and memorable experience possible For more information and to volunteer email info@uvolunteer.org uVolunteer.org

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  • American Red Cross- New Jersey Region

    American Red Cross-New Jersey Region –– Volunteers are needed to help in Disaster Assistance, Blood Services and with the Pillowcase Project.  Volunteers in Disaster Assistance are trained and able to respond to local Disasters and assist in Shelters.  Blood Services volunteers assist with Registration and Refreshments at Blood Drives or/and to help transport blood for processing.  Pillowcase Project is in need of facilitators – we will train - to present this preparedness program to students in grades 3 to 5.  Virtual administrative opportunities are also available.  For Students: 13plus youth can participate in youth group activities and Red Cross projects.  To learn more about opportunities in the Red Cross please email bea.frost@redcross.org Website:www.redcross.org/nj/camden or call (856) 365-7100 x 231

     

     

  • Burlington County College "LIFE: Learning Is For Everyone" Needs Volunteer Instructors

    Burlington County College (BCC) sponsors a very successful program called "LIFE: Learning Is For Everyone" geared to the adult community, 50 years or older, that knows that learning can be a lifelong adventure. For over 25 years, LIFE has offered popular and well-attended classes of all kinds, from seminars, discussions and lectures, to hands-on computer, craft and gardening instruction, from fitness classes to nutrition management to walking tours, museum trips, concerts, theater performances, etc., throughout the region.

    BCC LIFE is looking to expand its course offerings for the SPRING15 semester, and hopes to find volunteer instructors or facilitators willing to conduct classes anytime during the week, in the evenings and on weekends.

    As a college instructor myself, I know that my colleagues are always discovering new data or research in their fields, or are involved in some activity outside of their discipline that they'd love to share with others. LIFE is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

    Typically, classes are taught at the Pemberton and Mount Laurel campuses, at the Burlington County Library in Westampton, as well as in Willingboro and Mount Holly. Classes can usually be arranged to suit your schedule dependent on availability of suitable instructional space. It can be just one session, a series or a full semester of classes.

    The possibilities are endless:

    • lead a discussion group or seminar course on books, movies, music, history, science, etc.
    • organize day trips to museums, concerts, interesting New Jersey sites, etc.
    • lead game or activity participation sessions: card or tile games, brain fitness, walking groups, craft instruction, gardening, aquatic fitness, nutrition and meal planning sessions, financial planning, retirement planning, etc.

    Contact the LIFE office at 609.894.9311 X1499, for more info, or send in the attached proposal. Please submit the enclosed course proposal for the Spring 15 semester by October 3. I have included the Fall LIFE Course Brochure so you can see what kind of courses we have offered.

    We want to continue to create a vibrant and active community of adult learners through course schedules that reflect the interests of our community here in South Jersey. Becoming a LIFE instructor is a great way for you to enrich the lives of adult learners and our community.

    Best regards.

    Carol M Saraullo
    LIFE Curriculum Director

    Denice Flynn
    LIFE secretary

  • New Jersey State House seeks Volunteer Tour Guides

    New Jersey State House Hosts Volunteer Training

    The New Jersey State House Tour Program seeks individuals who enjoy history, civics and have an appreciation of art and architecture to conduct tours of one of the nation's oldest state capitols.  If this describes you, please contact Carol Rogers, Tour Guide Liaison at crogers@njleg.org or call 609-847-3150.  Training begins this fall.

     

    Guides lead tours focusing on the legislative process and the building's history and architecture.  No experience is necessary.  You should be comfortable speaking to groups and enjoy meeting people from around the globe.

     

    The Tour Program is coordinated by the Office of Public Information - Office of Legislative Services, a nonpartisan support agency for the New Jersey Legislature.  

  • Girl Scout of Central & Southern NJ - Council Trainer

    Council Trainer

    Do you like to be “in the know”? Do you like to teach others? Do like to give advice and tell people how things are done? If you said yes, then volunteering as a GSCSNJ Council Trainer might be just for you!

    Girl Scout of Central & Southern NJ is looking for additional volunteers to add to its training and adult learning team.

    These volunteer trainers/facilitators will work in teams to carry out Leadership Training, Outdoor Training for our 12,000 adult volunteers. To participate you must:

    · Become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA

    · Become and approved volunteer by completing the volunteer application, background check, telephone interview and be approved

    · Complete Girl Scouting 101: GSUSA Orientation to Girl Scouting on-line training

    · Complete Facilitating Adult Learning training

    · Attend monthly Trainer’s Meetings to keep up to date with GSCSNJ

    · Be willing and able to work with people from all backgrounds.

    Visit: www.gscssnj.org

    Download the Council Trainer position description by clicking: Council Trainer

    Learning more about the GSCSNJ trainings by clicking: Guide to Learning Services

    Course offerings are typically 2-3 hours in length on weekday evenings between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. But can also be held during a morning session or mid-afternoon. Training courses are also given on weekends typically afternoon or mid-evening. Dates and course time are set by the Council Trainer facilitating. Council Trainers are asked to present at least two (2) trainings per year. Council Trainer Apprentices may learn at any of the courses of their choosing held in our nine (9) county area. Once a volunteer becomes and Experience Council Trainer, they may schedule courses in locations of their choosing in our 9 county area.

    Interested in getting involved as a council trainer? Need more information? Please contact Stephanie Fowle, Learning Services Specialist at 609-849-0741 or sfowle@gscsnj.org.

  • Volunteer positions available at Virtua Memorial Hospital

    Thrift Shop Assistant

    Provide assistance to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary by maintaining Customer Satisfaction in the Thrift Shop

          Good interpersonal skills

         Be able to lift and move merchandise

         Enjoy working with the community

         Customer assistance in a retail shop

    Get Well Network Ambassador

    Orient customers (patients) to Virtua in-patient computer system

          Good communication skills

           Interpersonal skills

           Basic computer skills

    Concierge - Moorestown Health and Wellness Center

    Provide hospitality and general information to guests entering through Main lobby

          Excellent people skills

          Provide wheelchair assistance

          Direct and assist guest to destination

    Concierge – Virtua Memorial

      Greets guest and directs and assist them to destination within hospital

           Interpersonal and communication skills

           Stand for long periods of time

           Provides wheelchair assistance 

    If you are interested and would like more information, please call Volunteer Services at Virtua Memorial Hospital…609-914-7073     

    Deborah Thompson

    Director of Volunteers

    Virtua Memorial

    609-267-0700  

    X43842

  • Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies (P.I.N.E.S.),

    Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies (P.I.N.E.S.), at Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills is a program of Rowan College which provides hands-on science and social studies field trips for school groups and adults. Volunteers needed weekdays to assist students with nature, science & history programs as well as clerical and office work. Call 609-893-1765 - http://rcbc.edu/pines/school-programs Email: pines@rcbc.edu

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  • Acacia Hospice

    Acacia Hospice is a small non-profit end of life care organization located in Burlington County and serving patients and their families across the region. Our volunteers are treasured members of our hospice family and we are incredibly grateful for the love and support they bring to our work. We are always looking for community members who want to take part in the care we provide and there are many ways to do so. We are on the lookout for Patient & Family Support Volunteers to serve as companions to patients and their families, Administrative Support volunteers to help with a number of office and organizational projects, Pet Therapy volunteers who would like to bring their certified animals to brighten our patients’ lives, Music Therapy volunteers to play and sing with those we serve, and Veteran volunteers who want to support other veterans who are receiving end-of-life care. Additionally, we are always looking for crafty folk who like to sew, crochet, and knit to help make quilts and blankets for our patients. We provide training, an amazingly supportive team environment, and lots of gratitude. Thank you for considering us! If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Acacia, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 609.589.4072 or email ewolf@njmasonic.org. Our website is: www.acaciahospice.org

     

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